*November is the eleventh month of the Gregorian calendar. Only four months of this calendar have 30 days

*It is derived from the Latin root novem, meaning nine, when it was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar.

*Daylight savings time ends on the first Sunday of November.

*The Traditional birthstone is Topaz, a semi-precious stone that symbolizes friendship and the Flower of the month is the chrysanthemum, considered to symbolize honesty.

*Holidays include All Saints Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day.

*Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, followed by the traditional first shopping day of Christmas, Black Friday. 

*Besides Thanksgiving, a day to celebrate family and food, remember to celebrate:

  • November 2 – Deviled Egg Day
  • November 3 – Sandwich Day
  • November 4 – National Candy Day
  • November 5 – National Doughnut Appreciation Day
  • November 25 – National Parfait Day
  • November 26 – National Cake Day

*Noted November birthdays include:

  • Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, November 8, 1966.
  • Mark Twain, November 30, 1835
  • Winston Churchill, November 30, 1874
  • Walter Cronkite, November 4, 1916
  • Bruce Lee, November 27, 1940

*November in History:

  • On November 19, 1863 Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address
  • On November 18, 1963, Bell Telephone introduced the push button phone
  • On November 5, 1935, Parker Brothers introduced the Monopoly Game.
  • Tragically, on November 19, 1978 Jim Jones led over 900 of his followers to death by suicide at Jonestown, Guyana
  • On November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy was assassinated.


Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving


Director of Customer Support for Freight Management Systems, Carol has been a team member for over 14 years. Before Freight Management Systems, Carol worked with Transportation Brokerage companies for many years.

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